Ramsey Vista Campground
Campsites here are spread through a stand of medium-sized ponderosa pines at the end of a road that once brought miners and equipment to the historic Reef mine and townsite. From the high perspective provided by the campground, Ramsey Peak’s 8,730 foot tall, layer-cake summit stands above the surrounding landscape as a tempting destination for an overnight backpack or long day-hike.
Garbage bins available.
A horse corral is available.
Note: Black bears in area.
At a Glance
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||Single site: $15. With Interagency Access or Interagency Senior pass $7.50. Payable with cash or check.|
|Open Season:||April - November|
|Restrictions:||Trailer Camping is 12 feet and less. Longer trailers and motor homes cannot negotiate the switchbacks on Carr Canyon Road. No utility hookups. Pets on leash at all times. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Properly licensed motorbikes may be used only for entering or leaving campgrounds.|
|Closest Towns:||Near the end of Carr Canyon Road above the “Reef” rock formation in the Huachuca Mountains.|
|Operated By:||Sierra Vista Ranger District|
|Information Center:||Sierra Vista Ranger District 520-378-0311|
From Tucson, drive east on Interstate 10 to State Route 90 (exit 302). Drive south 25 miles through Sierra Vista. Eight miles south of Sierra Vista on State Highway 92 turn west onto Carr Canyon Road (FR 368). It is 7 miles to the end of the road and Ramsey Vista Campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Trailer Camping is 12 feet and less. Longer trailers and motor homes cannot negotiate the switchbacks on Carr Canyon Road.
The campground provides views not only of Ramsey Peak, but of Carr Peak, Carr Canyon, the town of Sierra Vista, and the San Pedro Valley. Tent pads. Some sites are barrier-free. Magnificent views. Cool mountain setting. Trails. Historic mining area. Tables and fire rngs.
|No. of Sites||8|
|Fee charged for some activities:||Yes|
Alerts & Warnings
- CNF Stage II Fire Restrictions Terminated
- Bighorn Fire Trails Closure 03-05-05-22-021
- Douglas Ranger District Twin Spotted Rattlesnake Closure 03-05-01-22-023
- Santa Catalina Ranger District Control Road Closure #03-05-22-029
- Bear Wallow Closure Order: 03-05-05-22-025